Rescuers train in grain

grain bin rescue
Iowa firefighters train with new grain bin rescue equipment designed to help with deadly accidents that are all too common.

(KWWL) It’s a call Iowa firefighters could get any day: Someone is stuck in a grain bin or wagon and is trapped in the corn.

One eastern Iowa fire department recently got new equipment to help them with these rescues, and reporter Michelle Corless from NBC affiliate KWWL served as a victim during training.

The rescuers have to work quickly.

“If you’re in there at least 20 minutes or so, you start to have the pressure on your legs,” explains Ron Shanahan of the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety. “It starts to cut off the blood flow to your legs and you start to have other issues.”

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